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Emergency Response Team

The City of Allentown Emergency Response Team (ERT) is a progressive, dedicated, and well trained specialized unit charged with resolving high crisis/threat situations. The Emergency Response Team is a combination of three specific teams:  Tactical, Counter Sniper and Crisis Negotiations.  ERT is deployed to the following types of incidents:

  • Hostage Rescue Operations
  • Barricaded Subjects
  • Execution of High Risk Search and Arrest Warrants
  • Active Shooter Incidents
  • Apprehension of Armed/Dangerous Subjects
  • Crowd Control or Riot Situations
  • Dignitary Protection Operations
  • Any situation in which specialized Team equipment, vehicles, or tactics would be beneficial 

Contact Information

Joseph Iannetta

610.437.7753 Ext. 2431
Fax: 610.437.8721